Pierre Rochard has researched and written about Bitcoin since early 2013. He joined the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute in 2014 to curate the best primary source literature. In addition to developing open-source Bitcoin software, Rochard is an outspoken advocate for Bitcoin’s decentralized governance. He co-hosts the "Noded Bitcoin Podcast" and the "Bitcoin For Advisors Podcast." Rochard served as the Bitcoin and Lightning product manager at Kraken for three years before joining Riot as the VP of Research in 2022. Rochard earned his bachelor's in business administration (BBA) and master's in professional accounting (MPA) degrees through the University of Texas at Austin.